The play of Hamlet by William Shakespeare is full of many acts of betrayal. One such of these acts is when Hamlet goes against the wishes of his father’s ghost and debates on whether or not he should kill Claudius. Not only this but he also is extremely cruel to his mother and hurts her feelings which were also against the wishes of the ghost. He wanted Hamlet to avenge his death without hurting others along the way and almost everything Hamlet did in the play went against that. Hamlet’s first act of betrayal against the ghost of his father is one that stretches throughout the entire book.
Lady Macbeth persuades and manipulates Macbeth by pointing out his insecurities successfully and pressuring him into murdering the king. Along with this, Lady Macbeth also questions Macbeth’s manhood and masculinity when he does not want to carry out the plan when she says “When you durst do it, then you were a man;//And to be more than what you were, you would//Be so much more the man” (Shakespeare 1.7.49-51). By saying these things, Lady Macbeth persuades her husband to believe that murdering the king will be his redemption from being a
Ares and Hephaestus fight over Aphrodite because of her glamor and beauty. This can also be seen among mortals. Paris wants Helen as his wife but she already married Agamemnon. However, this does not stop him from taking her, and “all [the] Achaeans fought at Troy, launching [their] headlong battles just for [Helen’s] sake” (4.160-162). The Trojan War involves several men, including Odysseus, who risks their lives just for one woman.
After the victory of Banquo and Macbeth against the king 's traitor Macdonwald the witches presence contract the vibe of manipulation seeking Macbeth as its next victim. As they encounter with Macbeth and Banquo, they start-off questioning the trio of leery ladies. "look not like the inhabitants of the earth, / And yet are on it"; they seem to understand him, and yet he cannot be sure; they "should be women," and yet they are bearded. One by one the witches told Macbeth his upcoming abundance of power leaving him immensely petrified. As a result the prophecies were the contemporary force plaguing Macbeth into slaughtering King Duncan for his aspiration.
He was also a noble warrior that helped win battles against villains and traitors. Act I Scene II CAPTAIN …The merciless Macdonwald is worthy to be a rebel; and for that reason, countless villains from all over the world swarm around him like insects. He’s aided by kern and galloglasses from the Hebrides, and Fortune… But all was in vain, for brave Macbeth (he deserves that name well) scorned Fortune with his swinging sword, which steamed with the blood of the slain. Like valor’s favorite, he slashed his way until he faced the villain. Without bothering to shake hands with him, or to say farewell, he ripped him open from his navel to his jaws and stuck his head on our battlements.
There are multiple reasons to encounter with the blame for his actions for example: Lady Macbeth, she has questioned his manliness if he didn’t kill King Duncan and she manipulated him in so many ways, The three witches, the predictions they told Macbeth made him start having thoughts of killing the king and taking over the throne, and lastly, he starts to struggle with his mindset because he starts to question his loyalty towards King Duncan. Introduced as a warrior hero, Macbeth is being praised by King Duncan because of the victory they gained from the battlefield. Macbeth who is a human being, has desires that are made clearly towards the audience through his soliloquies. People who have opinions of Macbeth, he usually describes them as “golden opinions”(Shakespeare). Macbeth has a trustworthy relationship with King Duncan until he questions the prophecies he received from three witches.First, the three witches were one of the reason I determine Macbeth is innocent, they delivered their prophecies to him declaring him that he would be crowned as king.
When he tells Lady Macbeth, she goes on a rant about how much life is going to be amazing while Macbeth is king, and how she loves him because he is powerful and almighty. This shows that they are superstitious and will therefore believe anything that the sisters say. When they told him about the apparitions, he actually believed that they would happen, which it ended up that they did. After the original fortune is told, they do anything and everything in their power to become the hierarchy in Scotland. This shows that they are ambitious and willing to give up everything to reach their
In the beginning, “When Lady Macbeth is trying to convince him to do the murderous deed,” Macbeth only becomes convinced to do it after, “she first impugns his courage” (Berquist, 111). But now, Macbeth is won’t even let her be apart of it and he is the one that convinces himself of his own wrongdoings. He tells her, “We have scorched the snake, not killed it,” meaning that they still have more to do to keep the throne, but he won’t tell her. Because of Lady Macbeth not having a part in Macbeth’s works of cruelty anymore, he is no longer being manipulated to do wrong, and he henceforth is no longer a tragic character. Macbeth even says “O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife!” This literally means that his head is filled with beastly intentions to do evil
He’s guilty for his wife’s plan in the first place, but he tries to think his way out of it; but he goes with it. Appearance versus reality is also seen at the beginning of the play when the witches introduce the quotation, “fair is foul, and foul is fair,” (Act I, Scene I, line 10), or what seems good is really bad. Macbeth seen it as what seems bad is really good. Malcolm flees to Scotland when his father dies and looks guilty, but he is only trying to protect himself. King Duncan says in Act I, Scene IV, lines 12-13 “There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face: He was a gentleman on whom I built, an absolute trust,”.
Macbeth was a respectful man until his ambition to become King ended up driving him crazy. Lady Macbeth, a deeply ambitious woman constantly insisted him of killing King Duncan and seized the Crown. Macbeth was being influenced by three witches and his lady Macbeth of doing such crimes. He was confused between right and wrong. He even had hallucination of the Dragger.
“To realize one’s personal legend is a person’s only obligation and when you want something all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” Many people know what their personal legend is and some have achieved it. But in the story the Alchemist written by Paulo Coelho, a shepherd boy named Santiago achieves his personal legend, his goal in life with some help from three major characters who teach him many important things. During his journey, Santiago learns more about his surroundings and things that also helped him grow. The first character who helped Santiago in his journey was the King of Salem known as Melchizedek. Melchizedek is the individual in the story who actually starts Santiago on the correct path to realize his personal legend.
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“Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change” ( ). Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare; one of the greatest love stories ever written. The play of Romeo and Juliet is thought of the be one of the greatest love stories ever written, and that they were destined to be together. Fate and long-standing family feud is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet and all who were caught in the mix.